Google freshened up the imagery inside Maps today, adding new visual information to convey terrain, vegetation, and natural land formations.
Color shading now shows vegetation more clearly, and text labels highlight land formations. "This enriched visual data allows you to quickly and easily see where the great forests, deserts, and mountain ranges around the world begin and end," the company said in a blog post. "It also conveys how natural land formations can impact where, how and why man-made developments like urban cities, dams and bridges are made."
Here's what maps looked like before:
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